Carrie Coon is an American actress best known for her starring role as Nora Durst, a wife and mother who is suddenly neither when her husband, son and daughter are taken in The Sudden Departure, in the fantasy drama television series The Leftovers.
Originally from Copley, Ohio, the Chicago-based actress received a BA in English and Spanish from the University of Mount Union, followed by her MFA in Acting at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Coon was nominated for a Tony Award in the Best Featured Actress category for her Broadway debut as Honey in the transfer of Steppenwolf Theatre's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by Pam MacKinnon. Although Coon did not win in 2013, the production was awarded Best Revival, Best Director (MacKinnon) and Best Actor (Tracy Letts).
Coon can also soon be seen on the silver screen in the feature film Gone Girl, opposite Ben Affleck and Neil Patrick Harris. Gone Girl tells the story of a man, Nick (Affleck), in a rocky marriage whose life implodes when his wife goes missing and he becomes a suspect for murder. Coon stars in the role of Margo Dunne, Nick's twin sister.
Coon's television credits include Intelligence, Ironside, Law & Order: SVU and The Playboy Club.
Her many additional theatre credits include The Diary of Anne Frank, Our Town, Three Sisters, The March, The Girl in the Yellow Dress, The Real Thing, Magnolia, Bronte and Anna Christie.
She married her Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? co-star Tracy Letts (Homeland) in September 2013.